Hull North Labour MP Diana Johnson has welcomed the appointment of Sir Brian Langstaff as chair of the Contaminated Blood Inquiry.
In November last year the Government announced a "full statutory inquiry" would be carried out into the contaminated blood scandal that left at least 2,400 people dead.
About 7,500 people, many with an inherited bleeding disorder called haemophilia, were given blood products infected with hepatitis C and HIV in the 1970s and 80s.
Diana Johnson has campaigned for the inquiry and criticised the time it has taken. Today she welcomed the appointment of Sir Brian Langstaff to the role.
I expect the inquiry will want to put first and foremost the families impacted by this disaster; that it will receive the funding necessary to engage closely with those affected and the chair will be given the freedom to set the terms of reference independently, in consultation with those affected."